Getting a Job

Preparing for your interview

Congratulations, you've won an interview! Use this handy cheat sheet to best prepare for the conversation.

Practical tips & tricks: ‍

  • Pre-test microphone and video
  • Make sure you are in a quiet place
  • Research the company and role
  • Prepare your 30-second elevator pitch (stick to the basics and try to highlight any relevant experience, e.g. board, internship, volunteer work, hobbies, project, or why you applied, for example)
  • Focus on how you add value to the company instead of why you want the role
  • Answer questions clearly and concisely. The Star method is a great way to answer behavioral questions.
  • Don't sell yourself too much or too little - feel comfortable and remind yourself why you applied

Answer the number 1 question correctly: β€œTell me about yourself” (you want to answer this one correctly)

  • Give an informal introduction (name, studies)
  • Talk about quantifiable performance
  • Unique personal information is always great, such as being on a volleyball team
  • Explain why you are interested in this opportunity and what your added value is

Expect questions like: ‍

  • Do you have experience that could help you with this job?
  • Why did you apply?
  • For marketing jobs: Have you checked out our social media and what would you do better?
  • For sales jobs: How would you approach a potential customer?

Questions that you can ask the company (make sure you ask at least one): ‍

  • How would you measure my success?
  • What are your expectations of me and what can I expect from you?
  • What are your goals with this?

Remember, you got this call because your profile and proposal piqued the company's interest. Now it's up to you to seize this opportunity and make the company your customer. Someone from the Minite team will also be present during your call to help, so you're not alone. You have this, and we have you!

Good luck and good luck flying high!


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